Thursday, October 07, 2010
Evidence; gathering, measuring, analysing
The next section of John Wilkins' Scientist's Operating Manual is being hashed out at Evolving Thoughts.
John starts out explaining two views of science, Francis Bacon's empiricism and Karl Popper's falsificationism.
Naturally, that amounts to a very narrow view of science but this is supposed to be a layperson's explanation of the scientific method and those are probably the best known accounts and, therefore, a good place to start.
The tricky part will be explaining how scientific evidence is gathered, measured and analyzed and what sets that apart from how most of us go about "investigating" the world about us.
Labels: Wilkins' Manual